*9DAYS BEST OF RAJASTHAN - Starting @ 21,034*

JAIPUR
JODHPUR
JAISALMER
UDAIPUR
PUSHKAR
AMBER PORT
AJMER
MOUNT ABU
9 DAYS - BEST OF RAJASTHAN

The capital of Rajasthan Jaipur - popularly known as the “Pink City “as the Pink sandstone was used to construct the buildings in Old walled city. Jaipur owes its name, its foundation and it’s planning to the Great warrior astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II (1699–1744 AD). Jaipur (City of Victory) was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. It is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the Universe through nine rectangular sectors sub-dividing it.

DAY 01 - JAIPUR

Todays Hightlights :
Jaipur.

Today arrive Jaipur and transfer to your hotel. The capital of Rajasthan Jaipur - popularly known as the “Pink City “as the Pink sandstone was used to construct the buildings in Old walled city. Jaipur owes its name, its foundation and it’s planning to the Great warrior astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II (1699–1744 AD). Jaipur (City of Victory) was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. It is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the Universe through nine rectangular sectors sub-dividing it. The architect who formalized the city’s plans on the Shilpa Shastra, the epic Hindu treatise on architecture, mixed it with the sublimity of the Mughal and Jain influences of those times. The city was painted pink in 1853 in honour of the visit by Prince Albert. Except for the busy traffic of bicycles, cars and buses, little seems to have changed.

*Overnight at Hotel

Day 02 - JAIPUR

Todays Hightlights :
Jaipur.

After breakfast proceed for full day city tour of Jaipur – visiting Amer Fort located at a distance of 11 kilometers from Jaipur and was the old fort of the Kachhwaha clan of Amber, which used to be the capital, till it was moved to Jaipur. The fort is built with white marble and red sandstone and looks even more attractive because of the Maota Lake in the foreground. The fort in itself is a beautiful sight to behold but as one looks on the fort with its clear reflection on the lake in the front; one cannot help but wonder if it is a dream or a beautiful illusion. An elephant [Subject to availability/alternatively by jeep] will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls; Later visit the City of Jaipur. Among the highlights to be seen while touring Jaipur include the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts, armory, costumes, carpets and miniature paintings. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory made by the Maharaja of Jaipur, built in 1726 and is one of the five such astronomical wonders built by Sawai Jai Singh and makes accurate predictions even to this day. You will also have the opportunity to wander about the local markets. Jaipur is a shopper’s paradise. Most of the bazaars are located in old city with wide range of things to buy, from jewelry (precious and semi-precious stones) to textiles to handicrafts and antique. No doubt for an avid shopper “Jaipur” is the choicest of the cities.

*Overnight at Hotel
(Meals - Breakfast)

DAY 03 - JAIPUR – AJMER – PUSHKAR – JODHPUR (400 KMS)

Todays Hightlights:
Jaipur - Ajmer - Pushkar- Jodhpur.

After breakfast drive to Jodhpur enroute visit Ajmer & Pushkar. Ajmer was founded in the 11th century by Chauhan ruler Ajaipal and is dominated by the Taragarh fort. It is a major centre for Muslim pilgrims during the fast of Ramzan on account of being home to the Dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chishti. Seven pilgrimages to Ajmer are supposed to equal one to Mecca. After breakfast drive to Jodhpur enroute visit Ajmer & Pushkar. Ajmer was founded in the 11th century by Chauhan ruler Ajaipal and is dominated by the Taragarh fort. It is a major centre for Muslim pilgrims during the fast of Ramzan on account of being home to the Dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chishti. Seven pilgrimages to Ajmer are supposed to equal one to Mecca.


Later continue to drive to Jodhpur; Arrive to the Blue City – Jodhpur and transfer to your hotel. An oasis in the arid Thar Desert, Jodhpur is the second largest city in the state of Rajasthan. Representing this colourful city with shades of blue, Jodhpur has a history that is rich and a present that beckons strongly to the discerning tourist. Forts and palaces, temples and havelis, culture and tradition, spices and fabrics, colour and texture, Jodhpur has them all and in plenty. Situated in Western Rajasthan, Jodhpur has long attracted both the domestic and outside tourist.

*Overnight at Hotel
(Meals - Breakfast)

DAY 04 - JODHPUR – JAISALMER

Todays Hightlights:
Jodhpur - Jaisalmer

After breakfast proceed for city tour of Jodhpur visit the Meherangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. The palace apartments like Sukh Mahal, Phool Mahal, and Sheesh Mahal etc are beautifully decorated and house Jewellery, costumes, armoury, palanquins, howdahs and other remnants of the past. See the Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II built in 1899. Later the royal crematorium and three other cenotaphs were also built here. Also visit Sardar Bazaar and Clock Tower markets where you can see the vegetable, spice, Indian sweets, and textile and silver markets. These colourful markets with tiny shops dot the narrow lanes replete with woodcarvings, wrought iron, lacquer work, silver and ivory ornamentation and leather handicrafts.


Later drive to Jaisalmer; Arrive Jaisalmer and transfer to your hotel. Jaisalmer - a fairy-tale town in the Thar Desert founded about 800 years ago by Jaisal. Unlike any other city, this desert fortress is one of Rajasthan's most exotic and unusual towns. Jaisalmer, an important ancient trading centre because of its strategic location on the camel trade routes, is often described as the 'golden city'. The havelis, built by merchants of the 19th century, are exquisitely carved from golden-yellow sandstone and are still in a beautiful condition. The fort built by Rawal Jaisal in the 12th century, stands on the 80 meter high Trikuta hill, with beautifully carved Jain temples. The annual desert festival takes place in January and February each year and is a riot of colour and activity. Jaisalmer is also famous for its embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, rugs, and blankets, antique, silver jewellry, and stonework and camel safaris

*Overnight at Hotel
(Meals - Breakfast)

DAY 05 - IN JAISALMER

Todays Hightlights:
In Jaisalmer

After breakfast leave for the city tour of Jaisalmer. Visit the famous Havelis (mansions) known for their frescoes. Jaisalmer's strategic position on the camel terrain route bought it great wealth. The merchants grew prosperous and commissioned great havelis, or mansions, to flaunt their ever-growing status in society. Made of local golden-yellow sand stone and wood, some of the havelis are still in excellent condition. The most elaborate and magnificent of all the Jaisalmer havelis is the Patwaon Ki Haveli. Five Jain brothers built the Haveli between 1800 and 1860. Salim Singh Ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli are the other two havelis that are opened to visitors.


Built in 1156 by the Bhatti ruler, Jaisal, THE FORT here stands atop the 80 m high Trikuta hill. 3 walls and features 99 bastions surround the fort. Over the centuries, the golden sand stone fortress witnessed many battles between the Bhatti Rajput’s, the Mughals and the Rathore’s of Jodhpur. Within the fort complex lie the beautifully carved Jain Temples built between the 12th and 15th centuries. The Maharawals (rulers) of Jaisalmer were devout Hindus but were tolerant of Jainism, and encouraged art and religion. There are 7 temples in the complex - Chandraprabhu, Parasnath, Shitalnath, Sambhavnath, Shantinath, Kunthunath and Rikhabdev Temple. The temples are all connected by a series of corridors and walkways. Close by is the Gyan Bhandar, a library founded in 1500 A.D. This house is priceless ancient manuscripts and other exhibits like astrological charts, besides the Jain equivalent of the Christian Shroud of Turin.


In the evening, proceed for the excursion to Sam Sand dunes. Located at a distance of 42 kilometers from Jaisalmer, Sam Sand Dunes is the closest point to witness the total sandy desert. You can also see the patterns and motifs created by the shifting sands and air. Moreover, Sam Sand Dunes also provide you with an unforgettable experience of camel rides and the sunset.

*Overnight at Hotel
(Meals - Breakfast)

DAY 06 - JAISALMER - JODHPUR

Todays Hightlights:
Jaisalmer to Jodhpur

AAfter breakfast drive to Jodhpur; Arrive Jodhpur and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon is free to walk around in the colourful and bustling bazaars for personal exploration or shopping.

*Overnight at Hotel
(Meals - Breakfast)

DAY 07 - JODHPUR – RANAKPUR – MOUNT ABU (300 KMS)

Todays Hightlights:
Jodhpur to Ranakpur - Mount Abu

After breakfast drive to Mount Abu enroute visiting Ranakpur – is the largest Jain temple complex in India and dates to the 15th century. The main temple is dedicated to Adinath, the first Tirthankar. Intricate carvings detail mythological figures, patterns and motifs on the walls, pillars and domes. There are 1444 ornately carved marble pillars in the complex and none of them are similar. The beautiful lace-like interiors of the domes are a superb example of western Indian temple style. Surya temple and other Jain temples are side attractions. (Temples open only at 1200 Hrs. Leather belts, footwear, bare legs and black clothing not allowed) Later continue to drive to Udaipur; arrive Udaipur and transfer to your hotel. Set on the shores of Lake Pichola and surrounded by hills, Udaipur grew in complete contrast to the harsh deserts of the rest of Rajasthan. As capital of the old Mewar State it was the only Rajput stronghold to uphold its Hindu allegiance in the face of Muslim invasion. This fairy – tale city, with its marble palaces and lakes surrounded by a ring of hills, was founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559. The city is dominated by massive City Palace, which overlooks Lake Pichola with its romantic island palaces. Picturesque havelis, ghats and temples line the lake front, with the lively bazaars of the old walled city stretching behind them.

*Overnight at Hotel
(Meals - Breakfast)

DAY 08 - IN UDAiPUR

Todays Hightlights:
In Udaipur

After breakfast proceed for half day city tour of Udaipur – visiting the City Palace and Museum. The largest palace complex in India, it is a blend of Mughal and Rajput influences. Also see the 17th century Jagdish temple, drive around the Fatehsagar Lake, and visit the Sahelion ki Bari (the Garden for the Maids of Honour), an ornamental pleasure garden with fountains and marble kiosks. Later visit the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandir or the Folk Art Museum. Later in the evening take a boat ride on the 4 km long and 3 km wide Lake Pichola, which is fringed with hills, palaces, havelis, ghats, embankments and temples and offers spectacular views of the city. Visit the Jag Mandir Island with its exquisite Gul Mahal Pavilion.

*Overnight at Hotel
(Meals - Breakfast)

DAY 09 - DEPART UDAiPUR

Todays Hightlights:
Depart Udaipur

After breakfast in time transfer to Udaipur Airport / Railway Station to board your flight / train for onward destination

(Meals - Breakfast)

TOUR ENDS

PACKAGE COST & DETAILS

Package cost for standard package

Package cost is INR 27,529 per person on twin sharing basis

Package cost is INR 21,034 per person if minimum 4-6 pax are there


Package cost for Deluxe package

Package cost is INR 32,892 per person on twin sharing basis

Package cost is INR 26,635 per person on twin sharing basis


Package cost for Luxury package

Package cost is INR 38,195 per person on twin sharing basis

Package cost is INR 32,856 per person if minimum 4-6 pax are there

08 Nights accommodation basis at the hotel mentioned above or similar category of alternate hotels.

Meal Plan – Daily buffet breakfast at all the hotels.

Representative for assistance on arrival and departure transfers.

All currently applicable taxes including service tax.

All transfers, city tours and transport services by A/C VEHICLE All India Tourist permit vehicle as per the above itinerary.

Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes

MONUMENTS Entrance Fee.

Services of English Speaking Local Guide.

Elephant Ride & Jeep Ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.

Camel Ride on Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer.

Jeep Safari in Jodhpur.

Common Boat Ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur

Optional Tours which is not mentioned in the itinerary.

Expense of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax etc.Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions .

International or Domestic airfare / Train Fare

Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as road blocks, accidents & any medical evacuations. Any train delays, or re-scheduling etc.

Any Visa fees, insurance fees, etc. Any tips to hotel staff, local guides, drivers etc. Any meals apart from the ones mentioned above. Any expenses apart from the ones above

Check-In time is 1400 hrs & Check-out time 1200 NOON at all hotels.

KINDLY NOTE THAT ACCOMMODATION AT JAISALMER, MOUNT ABU & UDAIPUR WILL BE ON PACKAGE PLAN FROM 01 NOV TO 20 NOV 2015 & 23 DEC 2015 TO 05 JAN 2016 ON MAP BASIS. COST SHALL BE ADDITIONAL.

THE ABOVE RATE IS NOT VALID DURING THE DIWALI PERIODS AND X- MAS & NEW YEAR PERIODS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT CHRISTMAS & NEW EVE DINNER SUPPLEMENT IS MANDATORY.

KINDLY NOTE FOR THE GUESTS SAFETY & SECURITY SIDE, WE DON’T ALLOW THE NIGHT DRIVING, HENCE REQUEST GUESTS TO LEAVE IN TIME SO THEY CAN REACH NEXT DESTINATION BEFORE 2000 HRS.

In case on any amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.

please note, the names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels.

It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance.

However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.

In Delhi Red Fort Remain Closed on Every Monday.

In Agra Taj Mahal Remain Closed on Every Friday.

All the Monuments will Remain Closed on Dhulandi (Next Day of HOLI FESTIVAL) in Rajasthan.

Ranthambore Park & Sariska National Park will be CLOSED from 01 JULY to 30 SEPT Every Year.

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